3 doctors weighed in:

I'm having a cryosurgery on my cervix done tomorrow. How does the procedure work?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Freezing

Liquid carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide are used to supercool a metal probe that is placed on the cervix.
The abnormal area of the cervix is frozen, allowed to thaw, and then frozen again. Cramping is not unusual during the procedure.

In brief: Freezing

Liquid carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide are used to supercool a metal probe that is placed on the cervix.
The abnormal area of the cervix is frozen, allowed to thaw, and then frozen again. Cramping is not unusual during the procedure.
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Thank
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Cryosurgery

When cryosurgery of the cervix is done, it is done as if you were having a regular pap smear.
A device is then used to freeze the cervix for a couple of minutes. It is allowed to warm up for a few minutes then the procedure is repeated.

In brief: Cryosurgery

When cryosurgery of the cervix is done, it is done as if you were having a regular pap smear.
A device is then used to freeze the cervix for a couple of minutes. It is allowed to warm up for a few minutes then the procedure is repeated.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors